Indian palmistry

What does the future hold for me? Will I be rich? Will I have a successful career or will I have to struggle to achieve good things?
What about my health – can I expect to have good health in the future or will I have to worry about health problems?
What about my life – will I have a long and fruitful life or do I need to be wary of certain events that could have a negative bearing in my life?
Am I destined to have a love marriage with the person of my choice, or will it be an arranged marriage?
What will my future family life be like?  Will I have many children in my family? Will my family life be happy?
Or simply how to palmistry?

These are just the typical questions almost anyone who has ever visited a palm reader has wanted to know. Whether it is just for fun, or if you are a serious believer in the benefits of palmistry, there are a lot of questions people want to ask about palmistry. Palmistry has for generations been a part and parcel of traditional Indian life and can give you all the answers.

What is palmistry?
Palmistry refers to the practice determining a person’s nature and type of character and for making predictions of the future through the study of the palm. It is also referred to as Chiromancy in the West. This is a popular craft and it is practiced all over the world with slight differenced based on certain cultural and regional factors. It is the study of the palm reading lines and certain other features of the hands such as the shape, texture, mounts, and finger formation etc. An expert palmist should be able make a clear picture of your life through palmistry readings and palmistry meanings.

Indian palmistry is believed to have originated in Vedic India and its origins are linked to the advent of Vedic Astrology. The Great Sage Valmiki is believed to have written one of the earliest known books related to palmistry that was made up of 567 stanzas. The craft was then passed on to China, Tibet, Egypt, Persia and to other countries and finally Greece in the 14th century, which is believed to be the birthplace of European palmistry. This is an ancient craft and palm reading history is considered to be more than 5000 years old.

Indian palm reading is believed to have derived from the field of samudrik shastra, which translates as the ocean of knowledge. Samudrik shastra takes into account all features of the human body including the size, shape, color, texture, lines, signs and markings. These features are then used to determine a person’s personality and behavior.  Hastrekha shastra is the specific part of samudrik shastra that deals with the study of lines, signs and markings on the hands, and is popularly known as palmistry. The ancient Sanskrit writings that relate to the analysis of the human hand are collectively known as hast jyotish.